HC Deb 12 July 1938 vol 338 c1109
45. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Prime Minister whether he will find time for the consideration of the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member for Evesham in connection with the home production of feeding stuffs?

[That, in view of the vulnerable position occupied during war by agriculture in respect of the importation of feeding stuffs, this House urges on the Government the need for developing at home supplies of suitable commodities by permitting the cultivation of additional acreage of potatoes which are not suitable for human consumption but which can be feed to pigs, by using surplus fish for the production of fish-meal for poultry feeding, and by establishing national factories for the supply of these two feeding stuffs to the rearers of pigs and poultry.]

The Prime Minister

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave him on 4th May last.

Mr. De la Bère

In view of the fact that no time has been found in which to debate this Motion, will the Prime Minister give an assurance to the House that the land will no longer be forgotten and that never again shall the countryside be neglected?

Mr. George Griffiths

Did not the Prime Minister answer the hon. Member at Kettering the other day?